Anonymous User wrote:Rocío wrote:RickyDnwhyc wrote:Has anyone ever sweared at/called out an interviewer for being an enormous d*bag?
One of my closest friends at OCI had a screener with a big law firm. The interviewer spent the entire time talking about himself, and didn't ask her a single question about herself. She said she did not get a word in beyond the hello. When the interviewer went to open the door for the next student, she stopped him, and said, "while I enjoyed hearing about you, this was not an interview." She then talked at him for two minutes about herself while he awkwardly held onto the door knob. She then said, "thank you," shook his hand, and walked out.
I'm in BigLaw and have interviewed people at callbacks.
There's a good chance your friend talked herself out of an offer with that outburst at the end.
Often, earlier interviewers will tip off later interviewers that a certain candidate is stellar, and the focus of the later interviewers becomes to try to sell the firm, and themselves, to the candidate, rather than to seriously interview the candidate. At that point, the offer is usually in the bag. But not when the candidate does something that weird.
Moral of the story: if the interviewer wants to talk about X, and doesn't want to ask you any questions, then DO NOT make some transition to try to turn the conversation back to how special you are (that will be awkward) - instead, sit back and enjoy the fact that you get to have a relaxed, non-substantive conversation, and minimal participation in the conversation. The interviewer is throwing you a gimme.
That was kind of the point of her outburst - she just didn't care.